Some Victorian filigree for Will from Piercing Experience in Atlanta.

Some Victorian filigree for Will from Piercing Experience in Atlanta.

Alabama’s going to be a ton of fun.  I still have a bit of time available at Flying Tiger in Auburn the 21st-27th of this month, so feel free to claim it! RichardEffinIvey@gmail.com

Alabama’s going to be a ton of fun. I still have a bit of time available at Flying Tiger in Auburn the 21st-27th of this month, so feel free to claim it! RichardEffinIvey@gmail.com

Someone on my dash reblogged some of your work. While it's definitely wayyyy too extreme for anything I would EVER have done to my own body, your art is absolutely beautiful and a lot of fun to scroll through looking at. More importantly though, I love how you talk about how human bodies and their unique body mods come in so many different forms, and each one beautiful. I'm definitely a new fan of yours, even if I never get a tattoo in my life!
Anonymous

That’s awesome!  You just made me smile. You don’t have to have tattoos to be a cool kid, but it seems like you know that already ;)  

I'm fairly new to body modification, and was wondering how I can find the right person to give me the tattoo I want?
Anonymous

Research!  Find artists who offer the style you like (easily done in the age of social media) and then contact them to schedule a consultation.  Keep in mind, your tattoo will travel with you for the rest of your life, so don’t be afraid to travel for the tattoo you want.

A fresh 14g scapha piercing for my dear friend Will with a rose gold Space Invader end from BVLA.  Done at Will’s studio, Classy Body Art, in Albany, NY.

A fresh 14g scapha piercing for my dear friend Will with a rose gold Space Invader end from BVLA. Done at Will’s studio, Classy Body Art, in Albany, NY.

Huge thanks to Bishop Organics for these beautiful ambonya burl inlay plugs!

Huge thanks to Bishop Organics for these beautiful ambonya burl inlay plugs!

Alex is apprenticing to pierce with my buddy Adam over at the End Is Near in Brooklyn, and today he dipped into the city to hang out and pick up this sweet 12g daith piercing.

Alex is apprenticing to pierce with my buddy Adam over at the End Is Near in Brooklyn, and today he dipped into the city to hang out and pick up this sweet 12g daith piercing.

idevourspeakers:

Happy ten months to my scar. 🎉🎈🎊

As much as it can be a pain in the ass I actually do absolutely adore it. 

Scarification don’t by richardeffinivey

idevourspeakers:

Happy ten months to my scar. 🎉🎈🎊

As much as it can be a pain in the ass I actually do absolutely adore it.

Scarification don’t by richardeffinivey

New York City!  I’m holding down the fort at Sacred Tattoo this week (10/5-10/10) and I’d love to see you!  Let’s hang out!

New York City! I’m holding down the fort at Sacred Tattoo this week (10/5-10/10) and I’d love to see you! Let’s hang out!

I was honored to pierce Brittany’s vertical bridge, and I’m so glad she chose these rose gold Ipsa ends from ANATOMETAL with clear stones.

I was honored to pierce Brittany’s vertical bridge, and I’m so glad she chose these rose gold Ipsa ends from ANATOMETAL with clear stones.